March 05, 2015

NEWS: Liam Neeson's views on guns might make you think twice about seeing his new film 'Run All Night'

Rebel Staff

You may be tempted to see Liam Neeson's new film 'Run All Night' coming out on March 13, but if you like guns, you may want to avoid the hypocrisy.

Here's what Liam Neeson said about guns after the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in France as reported by Gulf News:

  “There’s too many f***ing guns out there. Especially in America. I think the population is like, 320 million? There’s over 300 million guns. Privately owned, in America. I think it’s a f***ing disgrace. Every week now we’re picking up a newspaper and seeing, ‘Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.'”

Despite sounding hypocritical to many, Neeson had no problem with his comments and implied the roles he plays in movies (which involve him killing people with guns) serve as a catharsis.

“I think it can give people a great release from stresses in life and all the rest of it, you know what I mean? It doesn’t mean they’re all going to go out and go, 'Yeah, let’s get a gun!'” he told Gulf News.

The actor's comments on guns caused PARA USA, a company that provided guns for Neeson's film Taken 3, to issue a statement saying it will no longer provide firearms for his movies. Furthermore, they encouraged their partners in the industry to do the same.

Here's the statement taken from PARA USA's Facebook page:

  “PARA USA regrets its decision to provide firearms for use in the film "Taken 3". While the film itself is entertaining, comments made by its Irish-born star during press junkets reflect a cultural and factual ignorance that undermines support of the Second Amendment and American liberties. We will no longer provide firearms for use in films starring Liam Neeson and ask that our friends and partners in Hollywood refrain from associating our brand and products with his projects. Further, we encourage our partners and friends in the firearms industry to do the same.”

So, with this trip down memory lane, do you plan on seeing 'Run All Night'?

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commented 2015-03-16 06:01:28 -0400
I think it’s important that we call people out on this type of ignorance and hypocritical crap. Ignoring them or remaining silent hasn’t done us any favours, and gives the anti-gunners the loudest voice. Let’s not forget that our Charter guarantees us the freedom to bear arms through it’s inclusion of the British North America Act. Unfortunately our lack of voice has led people to think only the USA has this written into it’s Constitution.
commented 2015-03-05 23:09:36 -0500
Nope I was going to – now I won’t. F__K him and his hypocritical hollywood yoyo buddies Neil Yoyo Young included. . Instead I’ll go to the range and light him up in effigy.
commented 2015-03-05 18:14:14 -0500
The problem here is that The Rebel reports on this, and we have all taken time to read about it, and now I am taking even more time to write about it. The solution to fools like Liam Neeson is to ignore them. Pay them no attention people!
commented 2015-03-05 17:26:40 -0500
Those people, like Liam Neeson, who are involved in the entertainment industry, be they actors, musicians, sports stars, whatever, don’t live in the real world. They surround themselves with people who stroke their egos. He doesn’t see the hypocritical contradiction between his actions and his statements because the people he associates with probably think the same way he does. They tell him there is no contradiction. Our ethical and moral views should drive our actions, but all too often it’s the other way around. Our actions come first then we rationalize why our actions are just and noble. Nobody, not even Hitler, tells themselves that what they’re doing is evil or wrong. (No, I’m not comparing Liam Neeson to Hitler). Before they act or speak, they must first convince themselves that their actions, or what they say, are just and right, otherwise they couldn’t do them without being tormented by their conscience. That’s human nature and I’m guilty of it as well. Fortunately, I live in the real world where people have no trouble telling me what a bonehead I’ve been. That snaps me back to reality. Maybe Liam Neeson doesn’t have that moderating force in his life, so he believes everything he says and does must be brilliant.
commented 2015-03-05 14:06:47 -0500
I do find it funny that actors take the money for the movie they made and they diss the very movie that gave them a job. Seems to me that in the classic era, movie stars went out of their way to actually promote their companie’s movies.
commented 2015-03-05 11:47:28 -0500
I probably will see the movie and this is why :
1. Liam is entitled to express his opinion, whether I agree or or not.
2. I would rather he stand up for what he believes than be obsequious or mendacious, like Trudeau.
3. I suspect the movie will be very entertaining and that is what movies are meant to be.
commented 2015-03-05 11:45:01 -0500
When there was an incident last fall in my community, police disclosed it is perfectly legal to carry, concealed beneath a shirt, an unsheathed machete right in the very populated areas of the Ontario city where I live.

Considering the many and escalating big knife attacks, don’t we think guns might be the better or at least as good a choice for personal safety? Also, if all I, as a small woman, can legally carry to defend myself is a machete, an attacker can easily use it against me. Not so easily a gun which does not require quite so up close and personal proximity.
commented 2015-03-05 11:40:32 -0500
Well said True North!
commented 2015-03-05 11:11:20 -0500
Perfect example of why actors should act and then shut the hell up. Their whole careers are based upon repeating words, that someone else has written, while not being required to understand them. The same thing here. Neeson parrots back words that his fellow liberals in ‘la-la-land’ have said and it makes him feel good about being one of the gang. Never mind the fact that the ‘gang’ wouldn’t own a full brain between all of them.

Second rate actor ( same character over and over again)
Third rate movies ( unless an endless repetition of the ‘kidnapped family member – must shoot / kill dozens of people to get them back’ is a new idea to you)
Chance of seeing it at the theatre – None. Video? . .. . .. maybe.
commented 2015-03-05 10:49:15 -0500
Just more crap from the “anything for a buck” crowd.
commented 2015-03-05 10:42:26 -0500
Americans have always had the right to bear arms as per their constitution. Neeson is a filthy rich lefty who was afforded his fame, fortune and lifestyle by the United States. He used America to follow his dream, but obviously not the constitution. He could always go back to Ireland if he is not happy in the US.
commented 2015-03-05 10:40:42 -0500
Holy shit, this IS important news!
commented 2015-03-05 10:10:14 -0500
98% of his movies are grade B quality trash and would have been shown only at drive ins and on late night TV had they have been made in the 70’s. I’ll bet he has armed bodyguards anytime he’s in public.
commented 2015-03-05 09:54:17 -0500
Such a loss ?? no loss there . As for GREAT ACTOR I’d rather watch a dog running in a field
commented 2015-03-05 09:50:29 -0500
The neo-progs leftist millionaire are the worst kind , Hollywood is full of them commies.
commented 2015-03-05 09:41:56 -0500
Such a shame. Great actor, comes across as a great guy when interviewed as well, but alas tainted by the bubble wrapped fake reality that is leftist hollywood. Such a loss.
commented 2015-03-05 09:23:05 -0500
Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.
Edmund Burke
commented 2015-03-05 07:43:21 -0500
I gave up television over 5 yrs ago. And have never looked back. Hollywierd runs the media, and the movies they produce are filled with left wing propaganda. I prefer to get my news etc from places I can fact check.
commented 2015-03-05 07:20:09 -0500
Liam Neeson is an weird duck. After he had visited Istanbul a few years back for a movie shoot and had listened frequently to the Muslim call to prayer from the mosque minarets, he had decided, incomprehensibly, that it was a beautiful sound. Consequently, he seriously thought about converting to Islam. Later he was noted as stating that the only reason he didn’t convert was that his friends and family would never have forgiven him. Kudos to his friends and family.

Neeson’s willingness to abdicate his Christianity to convert to the world’s most redundant and barbaric faith, tells me much more than I care to know about this ‘loose cannon’ of a man. His current hypocrisy over restricting the ownership of guns (considering the movies of hyper gun violence he stars in) merely confirms his ‘loose cannon’ persona.